New Law Gives Massachusetts Residents More Tools To Protect Credit Information

      Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has signed a invoice to provide folks new protections towards id robbery.

    The regulation calls for corporations that document an information breach to provide folks unfastened credit score tracking for as much as 18 months.  Other people may additionally request, at no cost, a freeze on their credit score reviews.

    Shopper advocates driven for the regulation after the 2017 breach on the credit score reporting company Equifax.

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Leader Paul Tuthill spoke about the new law with MASSPIRG legislative director Deirdre Cummings.

    MASSPIRG’s website has more information on steps folks can take to offer protection to towards establish robbery and fraud.